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McHugh Fire Update for 7-24-16

ANCHORAGE – The McHugh Fire continues to be confined by firefighting efforts and natural barriers.  With better mapping, the fire is now estimated at 778 acres and firefighters have reached 30 percent of their containment goal.  Heavy rain today will aid containment and firefighting efforts continue. The fire began July 16 in Chugach State Park, […]

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McHugh Fire PM Update 7-22-2016

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team is holding a community meeting at 7 p.m. this evening at South Anchorage High School to update residents on the status of firefighting efforts on the McHugh Fire.  Fire managers and agency officials will be on hand to answer questions.  For those unable to make the meeting, […]

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McHugh Fire Traffic Advisory

Motorists driving through the fire area are urged to use EXTREME CAUTION.  For the safety of our firefighters as well as Department of Transportation and public safety personnel, please be advised: The Speed Limit is reduced to 35 MPH through the fire area. All pull-outs are CLOSED. The fire and rain have loosened rocks and […]

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McHugh Fire A.M. Update 7-22-16

ANCHORAGE – Rain, cooler temperatures and firefighting efforts have helped to keep the McHugh Fire in check.  Firefighters will take advantage of those favorable conditions today to continue containing the fire on the ground and from the air.  The fire remains at 842-acres and is seven percent contained. Members of the Tahoe Hotshots prepare to […]

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McHugh Fire PM Update 7-21-16

ANCHORAGE – Overcast skies, cooler temperatures, and light rain enabled firefighters to go on the offensive today on the McHugh Fire.  Continuous widespread, steady rain starting tomorrow is expected to help crews get the upper hand. The 842-acre McHugh Fire, which began late Saturday, is five percent contained. Hotshot crews were working today to secure […]

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McHugh Fire Preparedness

Sign up for the Anchorage Police Department’s Nixle Alerts at: https://local.nixle.com/register/ Preparing for Wildfire:  Ready, Set, Go!  Ready – Be fire-adapted and ready Take Personal Responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire.  Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your […]

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McHugh Fire A.M. Update 7-21-16

ANCHORAGE – The firefighting effort on the McHugh Fire is getting a boost today from fresh crews, milder temperatures, and light rain.  An additional 120 firefighters are assigned to the fire as well as additional support personnel.  The 842-acre fire is burning in Chugach State Park, just south of Anchorage, and is 5 percent contained. […]

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McHugh Fire P.M. Update 7-20-16

  ANCHORAGE – Fire managers on the McHugh Fire, burning just south of Anchorage, will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the South Anchorage High School auditorium to update residents on firefighting efforts.  South High is located at 13400 Elmore Road. For those that cannot attend the community meeting it will be […]

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McHugh Fire 10 a.m. Update 7-20-16

  Additional resources are being deployed on the McHugh Fire today, burning in Chugach State Park, just south of Anchorage. The Alaska Interagency Type 2 Incident Management team has assumed management of the fire. In addition, five hot shot crews from the Lower 48 are due to arrive in Alaska this afternoon to assist with […]

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Sockeye Fire 96 percent contained, management transition Saturday

Firefighters have contained 96 percent of the 7,220-acre Sockeye Fire. Crews continue working small sections of uncontained perimeter near the Susitna River, Willow Creek and Little Willow Creek. Management of the Sockeye Fire will transition from the Alaska Interagency Type 1 Incident Management Team to a Type 3 fire management organization on Saturday, June 27. […]

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